An appeal to keep Barry's Meadow stream free flowing

The stream and culvert alongside Barry's Meadow gets blocked from time to time and has caused houses to flood in the High Street in 2014.

After that incident residents were under the impression that Fareham Borough Council would check and clear the culvert, but this has not happened.

A few diligent residents keep an eye on the culvert and go and clear it occasionally, but what would be very helpful would be the reduction in debris getting into the stream in the first place.

Please could residents of Southampton Hill whose gardens back onto the stream and anyone who walks in Barry's Meadow please remove branches when they see them.

Ironically the recent pollarding of a tree along the stream by the council added to the debris blocking the culvert.